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Busy Signal - "My Way" Mixtape - by DJ Khaled & DJ Karim

From VP Records:

Busy Signal - "My Way" Mixtape - by DJ Khaled & DJ Karim

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'ReCon' (Mixtape) - 90s Classics Remixed

From Coalmine Records:

'ReCon' (Mixtape) - 90s Classics Remixed

Upcoming beat-smith Confidence is pleased to present his debut mixtape, ReCon.  The MA-based beat-smith carefully resurrects 16 classic's from the mid-90s on this hour long mix, all without compromising the authenticity of what made these tracks so iconic.  For good measure, DJ Grazzhoppa, the 1991 European DMC champ, cuts & blends the tracks together, showcasing turntablism at its finest hour (celebrity DJs & Serato newbies need not apply).  ReCon features some of the 90s most time-honored cuts from O.C.'s "Time's Up", Black Moon's "How Many Emcees" & CNN's "T.O.N.Y", to some underground treasures circa the Stretch & Bobbito era, e.g. Big L's "American Dream" & Big Noyd's "Recognize & Realize".  The only thing ReCon is missing is a tape deck...don't sleep!

DOWNLOAD - ReCon (Mixtape):


Video: Baige O'Bannon - "2 Eazy"

From Zack Einhorn:

Video: Baige O'Bannon - "2 Eazy"

MP3: Slim Thug ft. B.o.B - "So High"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Slim Thug ft. B.o.B - "So High"

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MP3: The Game ft. Ryan Leslie - "We On"

From M3W:

MP3: The Game ft. Ryan Leslie - "We On"

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PR: Chicago MC Shaun Scales To Release Debut Mixtape "Yours Truly"

From Yo! PR:

Chicago MC Shaun Scales To Release Debut Mixtape "Yours Truly"

The mixtape and debut solo effort from north side Chicago native Shaun Scales titled "Yours Truly", presented by DJ Gemini Jones and Coast 2 Coast, is set for release on October 4th, 2010 and the emcee is here with the first single, "City Of Men", produced by Boonie Mayfield. This is the announcement, the introduction, the manifesto of a rapper who has a lot to give and even more to gain.

Scales began crafting his poetry at a young age through journaling and entering poetry contests at the encouraging of a teacher in seventh grade. Growing up amongst a family of musicians, the opportunity to freestyle and try his hand at rap came when he began writing to the beats of his aunt and uncle who were at the time a rap duo. Surprised at the tenacity of young Shaun, he was urged to continue writing.

Following the likes of Nas, Tupac, Biggie and others, he incorporated those stylings into his own theatrics, detailing his life’s experiences and finding his voice in the process of developing his lyrical stature. As a musician, Shaun has channeled the obstacles in his life, namely growing up without his father, into motivation and tales of truth to perfect his legend.

"I don’t see myself buckling. I learned everything from women. I understand women and growing up, a lot of my perceptions are of what women think."

For this young star, the design of music structure is all about self expression and the method of operation for giving his voice to the masses.

"I have a voice that people should hear. A lot of my songs are stories. Shaun Scales is an artist that people want to hang out with. I’m the next door neighbor."

With subject matter touching on everything from street justice to fashion, to the overall love for music, there is no comparing Shaun’s flow and lyrical skill. Whether harmonizing or creating the uber catchy hook, Shaun has carved his own niche and high level of expertise in his lane.

While the MC is from Chicago and reps his city to the fullest, the goal is to be a household name, a brand, a combination of the forces in Hip-Hop, culminating in the most diverse and solid product possible; "Your Truly".

"When people hear me, I don’t want them to say ‘that dude is from Chicago.’ When you think of Shaun Scales, I want you to think of the music. When you think of Chicago I want you to think of Shaun Scales."
"Yours Truly" is available October 4th, 2010.


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Video: Ameer - "Honestly"

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Video: Ameer - "Honestly"

PR: Brokencyde Announce The Ka$h 4 Ku$h Tour

From Kerosene Media:

Brokencyde Announce The Ka$h 4 Ku$h Tour

Albuquerque, NM based Brokencyde have announced they will embark on the Ka$h 4 Ku$h Tour in November alongside The Millionaires, Kill Paradise, and The Hit. The group’s new album "Brokencyde - Will Never Die” is scheduled to hit stores on November 9th, 2010 through BreakSilence Recordings.
“We are finally heading back out on the road on the ‘Ka$h 4 Ku$h’ tour, which will include our party friends The Millionaires, Kill Paradise, and The Hit,” commented Mikl from Brokencyde. “We start the tour in early November and end in early December. It's going to be a wild tour and we can't wait to see our amazing fans! We will be doing a lot of new songs from the album which drops on November 9th, so make sure you come check out the new songs before the record drops.”
Brokencyde began making headlines after the group's video for the track "Freaxxx" became an internet sensation and racked up more than 4 million hits on YouTube. The fire continued to burn strong after the group's album, “I’m Not A Fan But The Kids Like It”, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #87. Since then, the group has become one of the most talked about musical entities in decades, as MTVU, The LA Times, Revolver Magazine, producer Steve Albini and comic book writer Warren Ellis all cannot stop talking about the band that everyone loves to hate.
Nov 02 - Lancaster, CA - Cedar Centre
Nov 03 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Nov 04 - Modesto, CA - Modesto Virtual
Nov 06 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theater
Nov 07 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Nov 09 - Burnsville, MN - The Garage
Nov 10 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Nov 11 - West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theater
Nov 12 - Pontiac, MI - Eagle Theater
Nov 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
Nov 15 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Nov 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
Nov 17 - Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheelz
Nov 18 - Lancaster, PA - The Chameleon
Nov 19 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Nov 20 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
Nov 21 - Hackensack, NJ - School of Rock
Nov 22 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
Nov 23 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Nov 27 - Metairie, LA - The High Ground
Nov 28 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
Nov 29 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
Dec 01 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile
Dec 02 - San Diego, CA - Soma Sidestage
Dec 03 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile
Dec 05 - Anaheim, CA - The Chain Reaction

PR: Day By Day Ent. "Never Mind the Technical Difficulties" 10/19

From Joe Left Hand:

Day By Day Ent. "Never Mind the Technical Difficulties" 10/19

Coming Oct 19th on Day By Day Ent and present: Never Mind The Technical Difficulties
An album designed from the Magazine with the Help of Day By Day Entertainment. A compilation that takes you on a journey of true sound for the various variety. Like graf writing this project comes in many colors and from many parts of the globe. A conversational classic collection of good music that is bound to open up your mind and ears.

Features production from Dj Waht, M Phazes, Thaione Davis, Blaak The 9th Mann of 84, Tall Black Guy, The Geaux, Gensu Dean, Kenny Keys, Jams Da Boombox, Cool D, Aneeway, Dj Hen Boogie.


1.       The Geaux – Rhymenreason
2.       Chaundon – Ya’ll Don’t Want It
3.       DVS – Devon’s Lament
4.       A.L.L.I.E.S. (L.I.F.E. Long/Iomos Marad) - Winter
5.       Hellsent – Illegal Tender
6.       Khemenu  (Infinito 2017 and 9th Scientist) – Speak Wisely (Dj Waht 9ether  Hurt Rmx)
7.       Truth Universal Ft.  Evelyn Champagne – The More Things Change
8.       Respect (The God) Ft. Perverted Monks Afu Ra – Drip Drop
9.       Howard Nkosi – Sonny Man
10.   84 (Aul Purpis, Fatnice and Blaak The 9TH Mann) – Right On Time
11.   Sketch 185 – The Truth
12.   Dee Jackson & Thaione Davis – Disappear
13.   Mordechi – The Anniversary Of plastic Rappers (The Geaux Re-Edit)
14.   Adad – It’s Cool
15.   Imc  – Memphis
16.   Labtekwon – Liberation
17.   Nekaybaaw ft Infinito 2017 – Say Little Girl
18.   Thaione Davis – Castaway
19.   Drunken Monkeee – Shut Em Down
20.   Lyrikill Ft. Juskwan – Black Fist
21.   Mars – Wind Blows (Dj Hen Boogie Rework)
22.   Max Ptah ft. Cosmo, SavSola and Fathom 9  – This Is More Than Rap (Testimony)
23.   Progress (Infinito 2017/Sav Sola) Ft.  Nekaybaaw – Social Destruction

PR: Swollen Members' Mad Child Releases New Track 'Rock Bottom'

From Kerosene Media:

Swollen Members' Mad Child Releases New Track 'Rock Bottom'

Swollen Members’ Mad Child has released the song “Rock Bottom” from his upcoming mixtape online at Swollen Members are currently on tour across Canada and will launch a full US tour November 4th in Bellingham, WA.
"This is a verse I did for my first upcoming mixtape. Most of the beats I used are from Mad Lib's India instrumental album," explained Mad Child about the track."I've been through a lot of ups and downs in life, as everybody has, but I put a lot of thought into what direction I want my career as a solo artist to go in. I just want to be honest and I just want to make real art again."
Mad Child is preparing to release his solo debut “Dope Sick” in early 2011 through Suburban Noize and Battle Axe Records. The album was inspired by Mad Child ’s ongoing battle with drug addiction and his descent into severe Oxycontin dependence.
With Mad Child now free from his addiction to pain killers and settled back into Vancouver, he hit the studio with a vengeance to record Swollen Members' new studio album "Dagger Mouth". With a new sense of clarity and a desire to return to the classic Swollen Members sound, Mad Child , Prevail and Rob The Viking have created an album that stands toe-to-toe with the group's classic back catalog, while celebrating the roots of hip-hop as a genre.
Sept 30- Saskatoon, SK - Tequilla Night Club
Oct 02 - Nelson, BC - Royal Hotel
Nov 04 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music
Nov 05 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Nov 06 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Nov 10 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
Nov 11 - Fresno, CA @ Babylon Club
Nov 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Rockit Room
Nov 13 - Stateline, NV @ Mont Bleu Casino Showroom
Nov 14 - Spark, NV @ The Alley
Nov 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 17 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Nov 18 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Nov 19 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov 20 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Nov 21 - Steamboat Springs, CO @ Ghostranch Saloon
Nov 22 - Crested Butte, CO @ Lobar
Nov 23 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
Nov 24 - Park City, UT @ The Star Bar
Dec 13 - Big Sky, MT @ Big Sky Ski Resort

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